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#stayhome because of the COVID-19 pandemic: an opportunity to spend time with family or a great risk of domestic violence?

humor and domestic violence

In Russia, coronavirus-related limitations were first introduced in March, and the number of women who turned to the national hotline grew by 24% compared to February. The situation is aggravated by the unsatisfactory state of Russian legislation of the issue – domestic violence was decriminalized in 2017 and became an administrative offense, which does nothing to distance the victim from their abuser and, as fines are often paid from the family budget, it indirectly puts women under even more financial pressure. The situation is getting worse because of making fun of a problem instead of solving it. Offensive humor is often perceived as an artificial problem and people criticizing such jokes are inevitably blamed for “not having a sense of humour.”

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